Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans and because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Today’s pets are living longer than ever, chances are that many may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime. By 8years of age we consider dogs and cats as seniors. Annual health checks, or twice yearly for the seniors, can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They’re also an opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour, products or any other pet issues you would like information about.
Your dogs age in human years- a more accurate chart than the multiply by 7 rule!
At an annual health check the vet will conduct a thorough examination and may also recommend screening tests procedures depending on age and health. We will perform;
Adult dogs and cats (1-6 years)
- Vaccination review
- Parasite check
- Heart check and heartworm review
- Dental health assessment
- Nails and anal glands
- Skin ear and eye checks
- Nutrition and body condition assessment
Additional exams for senior dogs and cats (7+ years). May include:
- Osteoarthritis check
- Liver and kidney screening blood and urine tests
- Thyroid check
- Eye exam
- Hearing exam
- Cardiac assessment with ECG and blood pressure check